Young Kilkenny rugby fans can have a ball this Summer as the Leinster Rugby Summer Camp makes a return to the Marble City.
The camp, which will be held at Kilkenny Rugby Club's ground in Foulkstown from July 24 to 28, will give the next generation of Leinster stars the chance to play like their heroes. The camps are open to boys and girls aged six to 12 and are run by fully accredited IRFU coaches.
The camps will take place in 27 venues throughout the province in July and August with the first camps getting underway on Monday, July 3rd . Each camp runs Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
The camps are focused around maximising enjoyment and learning to play the Leinster Way. A strong emphasis is placed on the capacities of the players and the rugby-specific coaching is tailored to each individual group and conducted in an appropriate safe manner with the aim to optimise learning, create friendships, improve rugby skills and enhance rugby-specific knowledge.
As well as learning to play the Leinster way, meeting Leinster players, making new friends and having lots of fun along the way, each child will receive a Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby pack including a Canterbury t-shirt and rugby ball. Each child will also get one free junior ticket to a selected Leinster game.
An early bird rate of €75 is available for children who enrol before June 2. After this date, the cost of attending the camp will be €90 per child. Bookings for a second camp can be booked for just €60.
"We are delighted to sponsor the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camps,Laura Lynch, Head of Segments at Bank of Ireland. "We've been supporting Leinster Rugby since 2007 and are particularly delighted to provide additional support to develop the domestic game in the province.
"The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camps is an excellent way to help develop the game with children across the province. The camps allow children to learn about the game, develop their skills and meet the Leinster players. We are proud to support Leinster Rugby and I am sure the camps will help Leinster Rugby discover future rugby stars”.
"Last year our camps sold out and we're sure the same will happen again this year," said Lisa Doyle, Domestic Marketing Executive at Leinster Rugby. "We're really looking forward to providing an action packed fun filled summer in our camps in 27 venues across the province.”
More information on the Leinster Rugby Summer Camps is available here
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